Basin Boards Set Tentative Millage Rates
The District's eight Basin Boards adopted The adopted tentative FY 2002 Basin Board Basin Board members are unpaid citizen
tentative fiscal year (FY) 2002 millage rates at their millage rates and proposed budgets are as follows: volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed
) May meetings. The tentative millage rates remain by the Senate. They serve three-year staggered terms.
the same as last year for seven Basin Boards. An FY 2002 FY 2002 FY 2001 FY 2001 Each of the Basin Boards includes a minimum of one
eighth Basin Board reduced its millage. Millage Budget Millage Budget person from each county within the basin, and there
The eight Basin Boards will meet in August to (millions) (millions) must be at least three members on each board. Each
adopt their final FY 2002 millage rates. The final Basin Board has at least one of the 11 members of
millage rates may decrease from the amounts afi River the District's Governing Board that serves as the
tentatively adopted, but by law cannot increase. 0.240 $ 3.10 .240 $ 3.9 Board's chair ex officio.
FY 2002 will run from Oct. 1, 2001, through Hillsborough River The District's Governing Board will adopt
Sept. 30, 2002. 0.285 $ 8.80 .285 $ 8.9 tentative village rates for the District's General Fund
For the owner of a $100,000 home with a Northwest Hillsborough and the eight Basin Boards at its monthly meeting in
$25,000 homestead exemption, the FY 2002 Basin 0.268 $ 4.80 .268 $ 4.7 June at the District's Brooksville headquarters. These
Board taxes range from $12 per year in the Manasota Coastal Rivers millage rates will be used by county property
Basin to $30 per year in the Pinellas-Anclote River appraisers when mailing out Truth In Millage
Basin. '0.235 $ 5.40 .235 $ 4.0 (TRIM) notices to residents.
The eight regional Basin Boards provide Pinellas-Anclote River Two statutorily required public TRIM hearings
guidance for local programs that are specific to the 0.400 $25.70 .400 $23.2 on the District's total budget will be held in
basins they protect. The District's ninth basin, the Withlacoochee River September. The first will be Sept. 11 at 5:01 p.m. at
Green Swamp, is administered by the Governing 0.295 $ 5.30 .298 $10.1 the District's Tampa Service Office. The Governor's
Board. Basin Boards work with local governments Peace River office will review and approve the budgets of all five
and other entities on water resource projects that 0.195 $ 7.40 .195 $ 9.3 water management districts before the second and
have an impact in local communities. Basin Boards Manasota final public hearing.
often provide partial funding for these projects in 0.160 $ 9.40 160 $ 9.2 The District's second and final TRIM hearing
partnership with a local government or local 0 will be Sept. 25 at 5:01 p.m. at the District's
cooperator. Brooksville headquarters. At the conclusion of the
The Basin Board's tentative FY 2002 budgets incentive for local governments to develop regional, hearing, the Governing Board will formally adopt the
include an estimated $11.2 million for the alternative sources of water, such as reclaimed-water final village rates and budgets. The public is
development of alternative water sources as part of or desalination. These alternative sources are welcome to attend any Governing Board or Basin
the District's New Water Sources Initiative (NWSI) necessary to ensure a sustainable water supply for Board meetings to provide comment on the proposed
program. The NWSI program provides a financial west-central Florida. budgets.
Three Boards Research Project Will Test
SElect Officers Water Conserving Devices
Three of the District's eight Basin Boards elected Funding for a research project to test "hot water recommendations for making the devices available
officers in May. The following Board members will on demand" devices was approved in May by the for use in residential and commercial settings
serve as officers for a one-year term: District's Governing Board. through cooperative projects with local
The Water Conserving Product Evaluation governments.
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